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    If you're accustomed to the Whites or the...

    If you're accustomed to the Whites or the Mahoosucs, you wonder what people talking about the Pennsylvania Rocks are going on about. The Pennsylvania Rocks are, uhm, rockier than anything you see...
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    For the tube on my Camelbak, I use the long...

    For the tube on my Camelbak, I use the long skinny brush. I clean the bladder with the disinfection tablet that the manufacturer recommends - I think it's actually Polident ;) - and drain the bladder...
  3. People vary. I don't _think_ I'm either a...

    People vary.

    I don't _think_ I'm either a particularly cold or warm sleeper.

    The 'extreme' limit is a survival limit. I won't have any fun at the 'extreme' limit. Or get any sleep.

    I'm...
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    That's this week, of course. Beyond Neels Gap...

    That's this week, of course. Beyond Neels Gap (maybe a bit farther if the person is fast), I have no idea what the person will be walking into. If it were me, I'd bring spikes. Above-average temps...
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    Poll: I use a phone GPS and log tracks because I update...

    I use a phone GPS and log tracks because I update trail maps and post geotagged photos. I typically run it all day logging tracks and look at it maybe once an hour, because a dead-trees map and a...
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    If you're doing Harriman, the most interesting...

    If you're doing Harriman, the most interesting ledge walking is on the Suffern-Bear Mountain trail, going up toward West Mountain from Route 106. More challenge than the AT. (Yeah, I know, the Lemon...
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    I definitely think you need two pads in deep...

    I definitely think you need two pads in deep winter, and at least one of them has to be foam. With a single inflatable pad, you're in a survival situation if it leaks. I carry my ProLite plus a...
  8. I have an MSR Universal, and it does burn motor...

    I have an MSR Universal, and it does burn motor gas. And I most often use it with an inverted canister instead, because it's so very finicky to prime. Maybe I need lessons.

    In warmer weather, I...
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    My personal practice: if there's any reasonable...

    My personal practice: if there's any reasonable chance of having ice about, I'm bringing my Hillsound spikes. Ice and I do not get along.
  10. I'm a late arrival to the thread. I run on the...

    I'm a late arrival to the thread.

    I run on the heavy side, at times in my life I've gotten to 50 lbs or so above ideal weight.

    My personal experience: If I have time to hike (not guaranteed, I...
  11. Ain't nothing 'official' or well defined about...

    Ain't nothing 'official' or well defined about the Whites, but I'm thinking geologically, and I'd say that they start with the uplift belt where the trail turns back from east to north and starts...
  12. New York State recommends bear canisters pretty...

    New York State recommends bear canisters pretty much everywhere, but few hikers bother with them. The only place in NY where they're legally required is the part of High Peaks Wilderness Area lying...
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    There are no really good answers. 1. Use a...

    There are no really good answers.

    1. Use a tunnel hood (also called a wolf hood or shore hood) so you don't need a facemask and goggles nearly as much.
    2. (Expensive, and not covered by...
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    Know the spot! Right where the trail switchbacks...

    Know the spot! Right where the trail switchbacks on the top of this scramble - as if the scramble weren't scary enough.

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/9764802355_0bc472276d_c.jpg

    The other...
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    Hmm, maybe. You surely need some traction gear...

    Hmm, maybe. You surely need some traction gear there, but spikes are up to it, I think. And I forgot to mention the Lemon Squeezer. That's another place I'd want crampons, although I've done in in...
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    Congratulations! Ideally, I'm a couple of...

    Congratulations!

    Ideally, I'm a couple of years away from it, but at this point I don't know if the place will last that long.

    I love the work, hate the politics, and have a bunch of pro bono...
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    I wanted mine once, on the scrambles on the...

    I wanted mine once, on the scrambles on the Suffern-Bear Mountain trail north of the Parkway. But that's once in a lot of trips over several decades, and that's just about the only spot in the park...
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    If you're talking about that pic that cmoulder...

    If you're talking about that pic that cmoulder posted, I'd take that stretch in my Hillsounds with confidence. (Except if it's melty and slushy and the ice is parting company with the rock - there's...
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    I never wore a beard until one time that I went...

    I never wore a beard until one time that I went on a two-week hike and came back with a hiker scruff - and my wife said she liked it.

    (I still don't like it much. It's kind of patchy, and it's...
  20. My favorite bear hang episode was the time I...

    My favorite bear hang episode was the time I spotted the perfect branch, high up and with nothing else next to it, nailed the cast ... and watched the entire length of my line sail over it, right to...
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    Was it getting in the way of the cows?

    Was it getting in the way of the cows?
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    Fragments. Good device. Must use more of them. ...

    Fragments. Good device. Must use more of them.

    Is a sentence without a subject.
  23. 31 USC 1342: In the shutdown, there was no...

    31 USC 1342:


    In the shutdown, there was no law enabling the National Park Service to accept voluntary services. This has been construed as requiring the shut-down departments actively to forbid...
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    (1) I usually have to get out of the bag to pee...

    (1) I usually have to get out of the bag to pee pretty soon after waking up. Perfect opportunity to retrieve a bear bag, crawl back into the sleeping bag and make coffee!

    (2) I'm sure Harrisburg...
  25. This question comes up often enough...

    This question comes up often enough that I have a stock answer.

    I carried a (rented) SPOT on one longish (planned two-week) hike, for my wife's peace of mind. Nowadays she's more confident that if...
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